View Full Version : Creating a GUI based OS - Yes that's what I mean...

02-14-2004, 06:56 PM
Hi all.

Is anyone here familiar with Linux, and the open source to it?

Among other interests in business I've posted - many of which I do myself - I am interested in a focus on a GUI that is superior for an OS, with regular functionality of any OS.

The GUI portion is essentially a required mask that can be implemented fully if wanted. It is completely finished, but required a co-producer who can make alterations to the code.

This does not have to be in linux by any means, however requires a fully competent OS with open source.


02-15-2004, 03:51 PM
I have no idea what you are talking about. Given that noone of the other 40 or so readers responded, i suppose that i'm not the only one. Can you elaborate some more becaue it's not making any sense to me.

02-15-2004, 04:38 PM
Are you saying you're trying to rewrite the X-Windows environment and a display manager such as gnome / kde or are you really not familiar with Linux other than the fact that it's free???

This isn't something one person can do.

02-16-2004, 05:09 AM
Ahh, forget about it. What I meant was simple but it's an undertaking that can only be matched by the folks of object desktop.......

I didn't mean making an OS. I meant the seperation between the GUI and non-GUI, and how the functionality is real more focused on being universally friendly, while the GUI seems to be so statis in most operating system because it must brand the company concept..........

I think most GUI's are inferior for ease of use. I personally cannot stand not using objectbar.

02-16-2004, 07:15 PM
I think you need to get a basic understanding of what an OS does vs. what a ?GUI does and some other basic computer interface issues.

Linux has a nice seperation between the GUI (X-Windows and gnome for example) and the Operating System (OS) whereas the Windows GUI is tightly integrated with the OS. This stategy with Windows tends to crash the entire OS if the GUI crashes, whereas with Linux, if the GUI crashes, it does so elegantly so you can just open another terminal and fix the problem. The OS doesn't crash the system.

Now, what you're talking about, I have no idea, but I don't think you have the basics to understand the difference between an OS and a GUI. Developing either is not something one person can do.

What do you mean by Object desktop? Are you referring to a Java based Desktop such as the one created by Sun Microsystems? Or something else????

02-16-2004, 09:06 PM
Haven't you heard of www.stardock.com?

02-17-2004, 01:57 PM
Now I see, you're trying to make a new skin for Windows or Linux right???

That's something completly different (at least in my mind) than creating the GUI. Windows and Linux already have the API written for you, all you need to do is implement it.

02-17-2004, 08:15 PM
Oh ok - I am not so good on specific terms!

Hey, what does your signature jokeline mean? I don't get it....

super kobs
02-17-2004, 09:35 PM
octal 31 = decimal 25

02-18-2004, 01:41 PM
Octal 31 (or Oct31 for October 31st) = 3*(8^1) + 1*(8^0) or 3*8 + 1*1 or 24 + 1 = 25

Decimal 25 (or Dec25 for December 25th) = 2*(10^1) + 5*(10^0) or 2*10 + 5*1 or 20+5 = 25

So, oct31 = dec25

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